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Sharon's India visit 'extremely threatening': Musharraf

September 11, 2003 23:48 IST

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on Thursday termed as 'extremely' threatening to his country's interest the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to India.

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"It is extremely (threatening) -- the people here are taking it very seriously. We are watching whatever is happening and whatever statements are coming from across the border and I think it is a very sensitive issue," he told BBC's 'Talking Point' programme.

He was replying to question if he believed that Sharon's visit to India was potentially threatening to Pakistan's interests.

"I only hope that Prime Minister Sharon understands the sensitivity of Pakistan to whatever happens between Israel and India," he said. "And I hope he is a straight man enough to understand the sensitivities of Pakistan and take all measures to address our sensitivity and maintain a degree of balance in relationships."

Asked if India and Israel along with the US were trying to forge an anti-Muslim alliance, Musharraf said he did not think so.

"And if they are... that is extremely sad I would say. But if they are trying to unite to create an anti-Muslim military alliance, it is the saddest day in the history of the world. I think this ought not to be done and I do not think Israel and the United States is doing that at all," Musharraf said.

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